The Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP / "Athena" R.C.) is a research institute that operates under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

It is one of the institutes of Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies. 

ILSP is active in the field of Language Technology and Cultural Technology. Its running aim is to be a centre of excellence in basic and applied research in human language technologies.

ILSP is based in Athens, Greece and in Xanthi (Thrace region).

The Cultural and Educational Technology Institute (CETI) was merged to ILSP in March 2012.



  • Best paper award for expressive speech

    The Speech Synthesis Group of ILSP/R.C."Athena" has received the best paper award at the 5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications (IEEE CogInfoCom 2014) which took place in 5-7 November at Vietri sul Mare, Italy.

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  • International award for the speech synthesis technology

    Following last year's success, the speech synthesis system developed by a team from INNOETICS and the Institute for Language and Speech Processing ("Athena" Research Center) was ranked first at Blizzard Challenge 2014 on all 6 languages

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  • Η έρευνα σε ταξιδεύει παντού!
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    H Βραδιά του Ερευνητή είναι μια γιορτή για την επιστήμη και την έρευνα. Στις 26/09, από τις 6 το απόγευμα μέχρι τα μεσάνυχτα, το κοινό θα έχει την ευκαιρία να γνωρίσει από κοντά τους ερευνητές και το έργο τους, να πάρει μία γεύση από την καθημερινότητά τους και να χαρεί τη μαγεία της επιστήμης. Το ΙΕΛ/Ε.Κ. «Αθηνά» θα είναι εκεί!


  • 3rd Greek Signal Processing Jam (SP-JAM) event [22 / 12 / 2014]
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    It is our pleasure to announce the 3rd Greek Signal Processing Jam (SP-JAM) event that will take place at the “Kostis Palamas” building in Athens, on January 20, 2015.

  • Integration of Multiword Expression Recognition in Parsers, Mathieu Constant (Univ. Marne-La-Vallee) [10 / 12 / 2014]
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    Automatic linguistic analysis faces two major problems inherent in natural languages: ambiguity and multiword expressions (MWE).

  • Βραδιά του Ερευνητή 2014: μια ξεχωριστή προεκδήλωση στο ΙΕΛ/Ε.Κ. "Αθηνά" [15 / 09 / 2014]
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    Το ΙΕΛ και το Ε.Κ. "Αθηνά" συμμετέχουν και φέτος στις εκδηλώσεις της Βραδιάς του Ερευνητή. Λίγο πριν από τη Βραδιά του Ερευνητή σας καλούν σε μια ξεχωριστή προεκδήλωση για ερευνητικές περιπλανήσεις!